Climara Patch and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Climara Patch 25mcg and/or Equivalents||Climara 25, Climara Patch|
|Climara Patch 50mcg and/or Equivalents||Climara 50, Climara Patch|
|Climara Patch 75mcg and/or Equivalents||Climara 75, Climara Patch, Estradiol weekly patch 75mcg/24 hours|
|Climara Patch 100mcg and/or Equivalents||Climara Patch|
Climara Patch Description
Climara patch is sold in the form of a patch and in simple terms is a hormone replacement medication used for various purposes. It is commonly used to treat menopause, replace estrogens’ in women and prevent osteoporosis. It is not an oral drug, it is a patch that is applied to the skin and changed once a week by the doctor. The patch is not suitable for everybody. It is therefore necessary for patients to have all their blood and physical tests done before the patch is used.
Conditions Treated by the Climara Patch
Climara patch is a drug used to treat specific conditions in women. It is used to treat menopause, excessive itching due to menopause, hot flashes and vaginal dryness. It is also known to prevent osteoporosis and acts as an estrogen filler when the body doesn’t provide sufficient quantities due to age or other reasons. When the patch is applied on the skin, it releases small quantities of the hormone into the body, through the skin. Depending on why the patch is being prescribed, it is important for you to have the supplement medicine along with the patch. For instance, if you are being treated for menopause then a separate dose of progestin may be required. Furthermore, if you are being treated for osteoporosis then additional supplements like Vitamin D and Calcium supplements may be necessary.
Climara Patch Dosage Information
a.) Typical dosage recommendations
Depending on the ailment, use of the patch and time prescribed during which to use it may differ drastically. The patch is applied to a patient’s skin and is changed regularly during a weekly check up. A doctor may advise a patient to change the patch once a week or before the end of the week, depending on the patient’s condition. The patch should be applied on a hidden part of the body, like the hip or abdomen. This will cause less skin irritation. Every time you change the patch apply it on another part of the body. Always choose a clean and oil free area of your body to place the patch. Furthermore, for the entire duration that you wear the patch, try to avoid hot water baths and tubs. Hot water may cause the patch to fall off although normal and cold water doesn’t affect it.
b.) Missing a dose
The patch is normally supposed to be worn constantly by a patient. It isn’t common to miss a dose. However, if you have forgotten to wear a new one you must consult your doctor immediately. This may happen if you are travelling for work or an emergency. In that case, contact the nearest hospital and get a new patch. Although for every new patch the doctor first conducts a full examination before giving a patient the new patch.
Since Climara Patch is worn continuously it is easy to overdose on it. If you experience severe body ache, uncontrolled vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and bleeding then you must contact your doctor immediately. You will need immediate medical attention during an overdose. Furthermore, be sure not to wear the same patch for more than a week unless prescribed by a doctor.
Climara Patch Warnings
Climara Patch should only be used by the patient to whom it is prescribed. If you have heard about the medicine from someone and feel that the medicine will help you, always contact your doctor for a consultation first. The medicine may cause dizziness and drowsiness for the first few days till the body gets used to it. But if the symptoms persist then it is best to contact a doctor. It may not react well with other medicines like health supplements and vitamin pills. Always check with your doctor before continuing with other medication when you are on the Climara Patch. Never consume alcohol during medication. Avoid smoking as there is a high risk of blood clots when you are on the Climara Patch. You must constantly go in for regular physical checkups when you are on the medication. The doctor will have to check if you have any sudden lump formations or body discoloration. Furthermore, it is important for you to keep an eye on your blood pressure levels. If you need to have surgery for any other health problem always tell the doctor that you are currently on the medication. This will enable the doctor to weigh possible risks. Be sure to have an additional intake of Vitamin D and Calcium during the medication. Climara Patch may reduce the body’s ability to absorb these from the food you eat. Diabetes patient will need to be alert and will have to keep checking their blood sugar levels during the medication. Do not use the patch if you are pregnant or think you are. It may cause harm to you and foetus or new born baby. If you have kidney or liver problems then avoid using the patch. If you are a heart patient or heart attack survivor you should avoid the patch at all costs.
Climara Patch Side Effects
Most medicines cause side effects in patients. However, sometimes the effects are minor and there is no need to worry. Contact a doctor only if prolonged use of Climara Patch causes severe side effects. The common side effects of Climara Patch are:
- Tenderness in the breast or extreme pain
- Nausea and vomiting, discomfort in the stomach (common with and hormone medicine)
- Unexplained bleeding
- Severe stomach cramps
- Allergic reactions like redness of skin, itching, rashes, blisters
- Difficulty in breathing and talking
- Facial swelling
- Back pain
- Extreme fatigue
- Frequent change in mood
- Fever, cold
- Numbness in the body
- Swelling of feet, hands
Although this is not a complete list of symptoms, these are the common ones experienced by patients. If you experience any other discomfort than the ones listed, you must contact your nearest hospital immediately.
Climara Patch Drug Interations
A few medicines are known to react with Climara Patch. Some of them are:
- Blood thinners like Warfarin
- Barbiturates, Rifampin
These medicines may interfere with the ability of Climara Patch to heal menopause.
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Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.